In spite of welcoming over 1.5million Chinese tourists to Russia annually, the government of the Federation of Russia has announced the ban of Chinese travelling into any part of her country while the issuance of visa and permits for Chinese have been put on hold till further notice.
Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tatyana Golikova, who made the announcement today, said the ban takes immediate effect, Wednesday, 19th February.
She declared that the acceptance of documents, registration and issuance of invitations for Chinese citizens to enter Russia for private and educational purposes had been suspended.
Tatyana Golikova further announced that no temporary travel documents will be accepted, no invitations for Chinese citizens to enter Russia will be issued and no work permits for these citizens located outside the Russian Federation will be granted.
This restriction on Chinese travellers is the Russia Republic government’s measure to preserve her citizens and other immigrants in the federation against the raging coronavirus scourge.
The ban will apply to visitors coming to Russia for the purpose of employment, for a private visit, educational and tourist purposes. The ban apparently will not affect transit passengers